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Windows 8 Available for Download via Microsoft Connect, Reportedly

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    Windows 8 Available for Download via Microsoft Connect, Reportedly


    Microsoft is broadening the testing program for the next major iteration of Windows, according to various sources.

    Reports indicate that Windows 8 bits are now available for download through Microsoft Connect, the Redmond companyís distribution and feedback hub for pre-release software.

    It appears that the software giant has started offering an early development milestone of Windows 8 to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and thatís why the release is offered through Connect.

    Of course, Windows 8 can only be downloaded on an invitation-basis only. An incomplete download link has already made its way in the wild, but itís all but useless since it does not feature the invitation code designed to allow access to Windows 8.

    Early adopters that have received invitations to test Windows 8 can download Build 7971.0.110324-1900, reports reveal.

    Of course, the Redmond company has yet to confirm the broadening of the Windows 8 testing process, or any detail on the upcoming version of Windows for that matter.
    Source: Windows 8 Available for Download via Microsoft Connect, Reportedly - Softpedia

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    I smell early April Fools.
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    I don't know there are threads about leaked install screenshots.
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    I smell early April Fools.
    Cant wait
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    Windows 7


    It is real BTW. Just a matter of time now
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    windows-8-build-7971.rar Downloads from Hotfiles, Rapidshare, and more! Gigabit Downloads

    How do get tired of seeing these links.
    Last edited by Brink; 30 Mar 2011 at 09:56. Reason: link removed
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    If Win8 beta/leak follows the Win7 beta/leak process, it's going to get real interesting. Many many many alleged leaks, some real ones, sometimes no leaks, sometimes many real leaks. It is a process that taskes on a life of its own, separates the men/women from the boys/girls. Enjoy!
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    naples florida
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    Quote Originally Posted by ie9 View Post
    It is real BTW. Just a matter of time now
    do you think it will be today?

    i got my other system ready and waiting.
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    Idaho
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    Windows Seven x64


    That fast!

    I was not expecting leaks until May or June...

    Ryan
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrooge View Post
    do you think it will be today?

    i got my other system ready and waiting.
    I don't know TBH. I hope it'll be soon
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